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Clarifications under "Contests and paid content".
Changes under "Contests and paid content".
New terms added under "Site security and access".
This document has been rewritten and renamed to "Community guidelines" (previously "Acceptable Use Policy").
Terminology surrounding how you may not use Pinterest’s name, logo, trademark or branding has been updated.
"Things you can't do" has been updated.
Terms updated concerning running a contest or other type of promotion on Pinterest.
A new item has been posted under "Stuff you can't post".
The following was added: "Ads on Pinterest must adhere to our Advertising Standards. Buyable Pins on Pinterest must adhere to our Buyable Pins Policies."
New terms added to the "Things you can't do" section.
Links added; Minor change to the "Things you can't do" section.
Introduction updated; "Stuff you can’t post" section updated.
A new item has been added to the section "Things you can't do" concerning the use of affiliate or redirect links that create a confusing experience for Pinners.
Minor update in the section "Things you can't do" concerning impersonating or misrepresenting your affiliation.
The section "Things you can't do" has been updated.
Some of the terms under "Things you can't do" have been modified.
A link to a new document has been added: Advertising Rules.
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COMMUNITY GUIDELINES 

         Our mission    

	At Pinterest, our mission is to help you discover and do what you love. That means showing you ideas that are relevant, interesting and personal to you, and making sure you don’t see anything that’s inappropriate or spammy. 

	These are guidelines for what we do and don’t allow on Pinterest. If you come across a Pin that seems to break these rules, you can report it to us.    

           Safety    

	Our team works hard to keep divisive, disturbing or unsafe content off Pinterest. Some types of content we delete, other stuff we just hide from public areas.    

	We remove porn. We may hide nudity or erotica.   More       

	We remove porn. We may hide nudity or erotica.  Less     

	Most artistic, scientific or educational nudity is okay on Pinterest. We may hide this and other explicit content from public places so people don’t run into it accidentally. Paintings, statues and other real world art, and content that shows breastfeeding or mastectomies are always okay. 

	We always remove images of explicit sexual activity or fetishes, and nude or partially nude people in sexually suggestive poses.   

	See example     Close      Photos of real world art are okay.       Pinterest Policy   Explicit image examples       

	See example     Close      Breastfeeding photos with nudity are okay.       Pinterest Policy   Explicit image examples       

	See example     Close      Lennon and Ono are not posing suggestively, so it’s okay.       Pinterest Policy   Explicit image examples       

	See example     Close      This image of a nude, bodypainted model is not sexualized, so it's okay.       Pinterest Policy   Explicit image examples       

	We remove content that physically or sexually exploits people. We work with law enforcement to address the sexualization of minors.   More       

	We remove content that physically or sexually exploits people. We work with law enforcement to address the sexualization of minors.  Less     

	We don’t allow anything that promotes sexual services, like escorts, prostitution or sensual massages. 

	We’re particularly sensitive about exploitation and explicit content involving minors. If we find it, we’ll report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. We also remove nude photographs of anyone who appears to be a minor (except infants).           

	We remove images that show gratuitous violence or glorify violence.   More       

	We remove images that show gratuitous violence or glorify violence.  Less     

	It’s okay to save historic and newsworthy Pins or stuff that raises awareness for current events. We may hide this content from public places so people don’t run into it accidentally. 

	We remove anything that glorifies violence, and we don’t allow Pins that show violent or gory things for no good reason.   

	See example     Close      We hide very graphic images from public view.       Pinterest Policy   Graphic violence examples       

	See example     Close      We may hide near-death scenes from public view.       Pinterest Policy   Graphic violence examples       

	We remove anything that promotes self-harm, like self mutilation, eating disorders or drug abuse.   More       

	We remove anything that promotes self-harm, like self mutilation, eating disorders or drug abuse.  Less     

	We welcome people that use Pinterest to support each other through difficult times, including suicidal ideation, eating disorders and drug abuse. If you or a friend is struggling, please see this list of resources for help. 

	We remove any content that promotes harmful behavior, including anything that encourages or suggests self harm.   

	See example     Close      Since this doesn't promote hard drug use, it's okay.       Pinterest Policy   Self injury examples       

	See example     Close      It's okay because the focus is on nutrition and fitness.       Pinterest Policy   Self injury examples       

	We remove hate speech and discrimination, or groups and people that advocate either.   More       

	We remove hate speech and discrimination, or groups and people that advocate either.  Less     

	Hate speech includes serious attacks on people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition. Also, please don't target people based on their age, weight, immigration or veteran status.   

	See example     Close      If interest is purely historic, depictions of hate groups are okay.       Pinterest Policy   Hate speech examples       

	See example     Close      We hide content targeting people based on age or weight.       Pinterest Policy   https://www.pinterest.com/pinterestpolicy/hate-speech-examples/       

	We remove content used to threaten or organize violence or support violent organizations.   More       

	We remove content used to threaten or organize violence or support violent organizations.  Less     

	We don’t allow anything that presents a real risk of harm to people or property. We also don’t want anyone making threats, organizing violence or encouraging others to be violent. 

	Any person or group that’s dedicated to causing harm to others isn’t welcome on Pinterest. That includes terrorist organizations and gangs. We collaborate with industry, government and security experts to help us identify these groups.   

	See example     Close      This is okay because it does not have a specific target.       Pinterest Policy   Threatening content examples       

	See example     Close      We don't allow threats against any person.       Pinterest Policy   Threatening content examples       

	We remove attacks on private people or sharing of personally identifiable information.   More       

	We remove attacks on private people or sharing of personally identifiable information.  Less     

	We remove anything that identifies and attacks private people because we consider it to be bullying. We also don’t allow anything that reveals someone’s personally identifiable information or asks a minor for it. 

	If you come across a Pin with an unwanted photo of you or your personally identifiable info, you should ask the Pinner to remove it. If that doesn’t work, you can report it to us. Our team will take a look and let you know if we remove it. 

	We’ve also put together some resources to protect yourself from this kind of attack.   

	See example     Close      This is okay since no specific person is attacked.       Pinterest Policy   Bullying examples       

	See example     Close      It's allowed to comment on public figures.       Pinterest Policy   Bullying examples       

	We remove content used to sell or buy regulated goods, like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms and other hazardous materials.   More       

	We remove content used to sell or buy regulated goods, like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms and other hazardous materials.  Less     

	Regulated goods are products that can cause harm to the owner or people around them when used incorrectly. Many countries have rules and regulations that apply to these types of products. 

	To keep you and our community safe, we don’t allow the private selling or buying of regulated goods like drugs, alcohol, tobacco and guns. If this sort of activity is reported to us, we’ll remove the content and may suspend the account owner.   

	See example     Close      Pictures are okay, but no trading of endangered species and parts.       Pinterest Policy   Regulated goods examples       

	See example     Close      The private selling of guns is not allowed on Pinterest.       Pinterest Policy   Regulated goods examples       

	We remove accounts that impersonate any person or organization.   More       

	We remove accounts that impersonate any person or organization.  Less     

	We don’t allow accounts that impersonate or misrepresent their affiliation with any person or organization. If you have a fan or commentary account for a public figure or brand, make it clear that you aren’t affiliated with them.          

           Intellectual property and other rights    

	To respect the rights of people on and off Pinterest, please:    

	Don’t infringe anyone's intellectual property, privacy or other rights.     

	Don’t do anything or post any content that violates laws or regulations.     

	Don’t use Pinterest’s name, logo or trademark in a way that confuses people (check out our brand guidelines for more details).     

           Site security and access    

	To keep Pinterest secure, we ask that you please:    

	Don’t access, use or tamper with our systems or our technical providers’ systems.     

	Don’t break or circumvent our security measures or test the vulnerability of our systems or networks.     

	Don’t use any undocumented or unsupported method to access, search, scrape, download or change any part of Pinterest.     

	Don’t try to reverse engineer our software.     

	Don’t try to interfere with people on Pinterest or our hosts or networks, like sending a virus, overloading, spamming or mail-bombing.     

	Don’t collect or store personally identifiable information from Pinterest or people on Pinterest without permission.     

	Don’t share your password, let anyone access your account or do anything that might put your account at risk.     

	Don’t sell access to your account, boards, or username, or otherwise transfer account features for compensation.     

           Spam    

	Nobody likes spam or other disruptive content. Which is why we remove accounts for stuff like:    

	Unsolicited commercial messages.     

	Attempts to artificially boost views and other metrics.     

	Repetitive or unwanted posts.     

	Off-domain redirects, cloaking or other ways of obscuring where a Pin leads.     

	Misleading content.     

           Contests and paid content    

	Ideas on Pinterest are collected by real people who are genuinely excited to try them. To prevent inauthentic content and behavior:     

	Keep things relevant, transparent, high-quality, and authentic.   More       

	Keep things relevant, transparent, high-quality, and authentic.  Less     

	Make sure you’re posting RELEVANT content to relevant boards.  

	 Try to be TRANSPARENT about your relationship with a brand, and follow all relevant laws and regulations. If you're in the US and partnering with brands to promote their products or services, make sure you consult the Federal Trade Commission's Endorsement Guidelines.  

	 Keep the content of your posts HIGH-QUALITY and avoid spammy behavior.  

	 Lastly, save content you have an AUTHENTIC interest in. 
            

	Don’t incentivize or pay people to distribute content in large volumes, in spammy ways or on a per-Pin basis.for each Pin they save.   More       

	Don’t incentivize or pay people to distribute content in large volumes, in spammy ways or on a per-Pin basis.for each Pin they save.  Less     

	For example, a business can’t pay people for each board they follow or Pin they save. It’s okay for a business to pay a guest blogger to curate a board for their brand,brand or through pay-per-click payment structures (such as affiliate links), but they can’t pay large groups of people to save specific Pins to artificially inflate the popularity of their content.          

	Do feel free to use affiliate links asand other pay-per-click payment structures as long as you’re not spammy. Keep in mind, we only support certain third-party analytics right now.     

	If you run a contest:    

	Don't require people to save a specific image. Give people the ability to choose Pins based on their tastes and preferences, even if it's from a selection or a given website.     

	Don't allow more than one entry per person.     

	Don't suggest that Pinterest sponsors or endorses you or the promotion.     

	Do review our brand guidelines for general rules about using the Pinterest brand.     

	Lastly, be sure to follow all relevant laws and regulations.

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